Serial Number 108529, 16ft. History?


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My father recently adopted an old town 16' canoe, serial #108529. We'd like to learn more about it's history.

He's embarking on a restoration as the canoe has no canvas and has several broken ribs and some rot. She's a beautiful boat though... looking fwd to learning more about her.

Dan in Seattle
Build Record 108529 was assigned to a 16' Otca in CS grade. It has spruce open gunwales, a keel and floor rack. It was painted "very light brilliant green, with a 4" brilliant green stripe. It was shipped on June 22, 1932 to Castine, Maine. A copy of the build record is attached.

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It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.


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